Naked Capitalism joins Calculated Risk, Econospeak, and Angry Bear in being archived by Library of Congress
Recently, Yves Smith announced Naked Capitalism was chosen to have its posts archived by the Library of Congress. It is an exciting invitation as much of the work being written at Naked Capitalism will be available for years to come and potentially studied. Angry Bear applauds this action by the Library of Congress.
It was not that long ago, the US Library of Congress selected Angry Bear to archive its posts and notifying us on May 19, 2019. It appears Angry Bear has been archived on and off since 2010. Also, Calculated Risk has been archived since 2009 as well as Econospeak since 2008.
Dan here . . . the United States Library of Congress has been collecting and archiving material from Angry Bear for some time now, beginning in earnest pre- 2013. Abbie Grotke, the Lead Librarian Web Archiving Team affirmed the process. Below are excerpts from the letter of request and the Library website.
The United States Library of Congress has selected your website for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the Economics Blogs Web Archive. We consider your website to be an important part of this collection and the historical record.
The Library of Congress preserves important cultural artifacts and provides enduring access to them. The Library’s traditional functions, acquiring, cataloging, preserving and serving collection materials of historical importance to foster education and scholarship, extend to digital materials, including websites. Our web archives are important because they contribute to the historical record, capturing information that could otherwise be lost. With the growing role of the web as an influential medium, records of historic events could be considered incomplete without materials that were “born digital” and never printed on paper.
The following URL has been selected for archiving:
(Dan here…from the FAQ section)
Why was my web site selected?
The Library maintains a collections policy statement and other internal documents to guide the selection of electronic resources, including web sites. Web sites are selected for archiving by Library Recommending Officers. Sites in the web archive are generally representative samples of web content that document an event or cover a particular theme or subject area for our thematic and event collections.
How often and for how long will you collect my site?
The Library archives sites at various frequencies and for various time periods based on the type of site and the collection it was selected for. Typically the Library crawls web sites once a week, once a month, or quarterly, depending on how frequently the content changes. Some sites are crawled less frequently – just once or twice a year. In some instances, the Library uses RSS feeds to identify rapidly changing content and to crawl multiple times per day.
The Library may crawl your site for a specific period of time or on an ongoing basis. This varies depending on the scope of a particular project. Some archiving activities are related to a time-sensitive event, such as before and immediately after a national election. Other collections we are developing may be ongoing with no specified end date, in order to capture changes in web sites over a longer period of time.
Angry Bear hopes the Library will continue to archive its words for years to come.